23 July 2018 – Kyle’s painting is finished! I am so pleased he did this with me. Cried happy tears a couple of times yesterday lol. There is so much going on! There are colors of the Irish flag (he’s 41% Irish), dragon scales, blue blood (royal bloodlines on his Mom’s side), our wedding colors of black and white, hearts, purple of unity. He is calling it Times Heart.
23 July 2018 – This one is about how the water on the ground goes back up in the sky. The cycle of water.
23 July 2018 – This one is inspired by me thinking about being out in my swim suite in the pouring rain. I was trying to actively visualize relief from this drought!!
18 1 9 14
R A I N = 42/6/3 cycle (life, death, rebirth) – of course!
23 July 2018 – The pencil and pen drawing I did so I have a tangible reference. I’m thinking this would be a neat painting to do.
23 July 2018 – Side by side. You can probably see why I like chalk – it’s more forgiving and softer.
23 July 2018 – This drawing has cycles, the water table and solar flare going on. When I start drawing stuff like this I just put it on the slab. My imagination is not entirely my own.
23 July 2018 – This morning I realized the side ways canoe of space ship design correlated to a dream I had just before waking this morning! I had a dream about a little girl named Kate who looked a bit like Eleven from Stranger Things. She was working on some healing bracelets like ones I’ve really made before out of copper wire. The metal was like copper but a more advanced alloy. I can remember seeing her face on a large computer tablet. She was working with a young man who I shook hands with. I had made three separate bracelets of my own. Just before I woke up he showed me a quarter turn that was needed to put them into one bracelet that would work like the one’s Kate was working on. The bracelet completed look like the center part of this drawing.
23 July 2018 – Sometimes I just draw these people together. When I finished I heard “Th” so I added it. Kind of like “9th” I guess?
https://orgonomicscience.org/ – this is a link to The Institute For Orgonomic Science which is dedicated to the work of Dr. Wilhelm Reich which included research to try to treat and cure cancer.
Reich now turned to exploring micro-organisms, to see if the energy measured in humans could also be detected on the cellular level. By this point Reich had left the university for a well-funded private laboratory. He first published the results of his experiments in “Dialectical Materialism in Life-Research. Report on the Bion Experiments” (1937). This was followed by the book, Die Bione – Zur Entstehung des vegetativen Lebens (The Bions: On the Origin of Vegetative Life) (1938).
Briefly, bions are microscopic vesicles, seen as transitional entities between the non-living and the living; these vesicles move in ways that cannot be explained by purely mechanical movement (Brownian movement); they form more readily if the solution is heated in a way that should kill any spores or “air germs”; and they are often seen to have a blue edge to them–those with the strongest electrical charge have the greatest motility, pulsation and bluish color. Bions prepared under sterile conditions with a strong electrical charge could also be successfully sub-cultured.
This description of bions is in no way complete, but should give the reader a rudimentary idea of their nature. Their discovery played a central role in Reich’s realization that the energy phenomenon he was observing was not electricity as conventionally understood, but a distinct biological energy, which he came to call orgone energy in 1939.
20 July 2018 Jackie Wygant outdoor chalk drawing Flower Power Alvarado TX – I drew this before Kyle chose at random the animated film named Mary and the Witch’s Flower for us to watch. We do that a lot lol.
20 July 2018 Colorful clouds just before dark Alvarado TX – this looked like a painting to me.
20 July 2018 Crescent moon and pink cloud just before dark Alvarado TX 1 – The divine canvas was lovely last night just before dark. God is definitely the master painter!
20 July 2018 Crescent moon and pink cloud just before dark Alvarado TX 2 – notice the layers like a painting in this one,
21 July 2018 Morning progress on Kyle Wygant painting Alvarado TX – I came in from watering and he was working on this.
Hello to you in your where, when, here and now as you stop by. How are you? I hope you are well in mind, body and spirit and if your not that you are on your way to attaining healing and peace in whatever areas ail you. I’ve been kind of grumpy lately about things that I have little to no control over. I’m working on it. Got a sweet letter from my Mom yesterday and that helps turn a frown upside down! She mentioned having read some of my blogs and that meant a lot to me. She is always so busy with living and loving life – activities that usually involve helping others and aren’t on the computer. For her to take the time for me like that is a pretty big deal to me!
So Kyle and I did that thing we do a lot living so closely connected to each other. I had gone out and did a drawing with what I perceived as a powerful flower as the focus. Later in the evening Kyle chose, at random, a delightful animated film called Mary and the Witch’s Flower. It had a very Harry Potter theme. One of the voices in the version we watched was actually from the Harry Potter verse! The voice of Dr. Dee was Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn from Harry Potter.) One of my favorite aspects of the film was how beautifully rendered the nature aspects were done. In a few frames it was hard to tell if I was looking at an actual scene from nature or a painting. We like animated films a lot. The one we are anticipating is the sequel to Castlevania in October!
Do everything with a mind that lets go.
Do not expect any praise or reward.
If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.
Your struggles with the world
will have come to an end.
insight meditation – achaan chah
19 11 25
S K Y = 55/10/1
13 15 15 14
M O O N = 57/12/3 cycle
19 21 14
S U N = 54/9 cycle
6 12 15 23 5 18
F L O W E R = 79/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
Hi there – hope this finds you well in your here and now as you visit. How are you? I’m doing pretty good. Got some Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack music playing as I write. I’ve been traveling aboard the musical time machine the past couple of days – going back beyond the 80’s to some highlights in music for me in the 1970’s. This version of me got here in 1968. A year some serious shit hit the proverbial fan!
1968 in the United States was marked by several major historical events. It is often considered to be one of the most turbulent years of the 20th century.
The year began with the Tet Offensive in the midst of the Vietnam War, which reached its climax after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation allowing for an increased maximum number of troops on the ground at one time (549,500). Likewise, it was the most expensive year of the war, costing $77.4 billion. Antiwar sentiment continued to grow after the occurrence of the My Lai Massacre (though the public did not learn of this until the following year) and an increasing number of Americans considered intervention in Vietnam to be a mistake. Nonetheless, the war persisted.
Atlanta Rhythm Section – So Into You (original) – (Another one for my jump rope microphone lol! This time back in Tea SD, first house my parents lived in after they got married)
Published on Nov 13, 2013
This was the first major hit from the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The group, which is considered one of the pioneers of Southern Rock, was formed in 1970 consisting mainly of former members of Classics IV and The Candymen. This song first appeared on their 1976 album, “A Rock and Roll Alternative”.
Gary Wright – Love Is Alive
Published on Jun 21, 2011
Opening track from Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver” album. Released: 1975 Warner Bros. Records
Gary Wright – DreamWeaver Official Video (One of my favorites I have on my Ipod shuffle – sing along with it almost every day lol)
AND we’re back! Where did you go when you heard these songs?
I made more progress on my painting yesterday than Kyle did but that’s ok! I had an idea spark this morning from one of my favorite shirt paintings so I’m going to add that today.
15 July 2018 – Playing with the chalk to get ideas about my painting
15 July 2018 – Got a Dr. Strange vibe to this one LOL
15 July 2018 – Playing with shapes again – abstractness and neon colors. There is a flower, musical chimes and may be even a pink flamingo in this lol!
15 July 2018 – Where we are. My painting is on the left. We incorporated colors from each other’s paintings into our own.
15 July 2018 – Where I left mine last night. The spirit in the center of all things.
The air quality this morning on the walk was horrible. The air was brown and I could almost chew it so it’s probably best to stay in some today. They say the sand from dust storms in Africa’s deserts have arrived here in Texas:
A second round of African dust is on its way to North Texas, auguring hazy skies for the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the second time in two weeks.
The cross-global dust delivery lands on our doorstep periodically, especially in the summer — and according to The Weather Channel, could have the added benefit of preventing tropical storms and hurricanes from developing.
The Saharan dust will blow in Friday and linger across much of the state, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The thickest concentrations will hover over South, Central and southeast Texas before accumulating and moving inland over the following days.
By early next week, the dust will affect air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as in Austin, Laredo, San Antonio and Tyler-Longview. Effects will be muted in areas experiencing scattered showers.
Either way, the dust isn’t much cause for concern, though it could be annoying for those with allergies.
It could also bring hazy skies and lift the Air Quality Index into the “moderate” range, meaning people with respiratory or cardiovascular issues might want to reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.
But chances are, you’ll want to avoid being outdoors anyway with temperatures expected to climb back into triple-digit range.
Hello to you. It’s Sunday morning and looks and feels like it’s going to be another scorcher for us. Last night I put some water on the yard and you can hardly notice. Aw well. I know we aren’t alone with this hot summer.
Lots of weird dreams last night and the feeling I get quite often that someone besides the dogs, Kyle and I are in our room. It was really strong last night. My heart kind of startled after the lights were out and it sounded like someone walking in front of our floor fan. There was also the non-tinnitis high pitch noise too I hear sometimes. It sounds like someone screaming at a pitch too high for human ears. You know the high pitched noise your t.v. makes sometimes or the sound of a light bulb warming up? That sound. It could just be the electronics but I don’t hear it all the time so not sure. Neither of us slept very well last night.
On a silly note, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of a song by Exile. I used to sing to the neighbor girls using a jump rope as a microphone:
Exile – Kiss You All Over (original 1978)
Talk about a walk down memory lane!
This morning Kyle and I got started on our paintings together! Just the first coats of Naples Yellow for him and Grape Taffy Purple for me. He seems to have more of an idea of what he’s going to do next than I do lol. Part of me wants to go primal and just put colored palm prints all over mine! Honestly, I’m thinking about doing the woman in the octagon. It is such an intimidating thing this painting and canvas bit! It’s so different than just sketching on a notepad or scratch piece of paper. I am just excited we are finally doing something like this together – going to stay in that part of it and not worry about the rest!
15 July 2018 – Two blank canvas’s – just like people when they start in this life aren’t they?
15 July 2018 – Kyle putting down some Naples Yellow to start.
15 July 2018 – Jackie putting on the Grape Taffy Purple!
15 July 2018 – I like this picture without a flash – natural light like would have been the case in the days of the masters.
15 July 2018 – No turning back now!
15 July 2018 – Now we let them dry
14 July 2018 – All that came to me after I did this was one word, “Waiting.” (15 July 2018 – we didn’t consciously do this, but the colors in this drawing match our first paint colors lol)
Time to head out and get some chalk time in before it’s too hot. Lots of love and hugs to you today! Try something new that brings you joy today!
16 1 9 14 20 9 14 7
P A I N T I N G = 90/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle
25 5 12 12 15 23
Y E L L O W = 92/11/2/1
(the song Yellow by Cold Play came on while we were doing our paintings LOL! Kyle was like “Really?!”)
16 21 18 16 12 5
P U R P L E = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
Hello to you. How are you where and when you are? It’s cold and gray here today….an inside day. I decided to finish the painting I’ve been working on. To some, it may look unappealing, “Messy” and “Unpolished”, like the title I gave it….my name…Jackie. “Beauty” is definitely in the eye of the beholder! I will be seeing my friend soon who gave me the financial support to be able to afford paints and canvas to do these. She will be given an opportunity to choose a painting – my gratitude to her for helping me with this endeavor. I am not sure if after the paints are gone if I will buy more. There is a guilt I feel about this – not an eco-friendly hobby painting. If I were to continue, Kyle and I talked about this, I would need a village lol. Someone(s) to make canvas from scratch and Someone(s) to make paint like they used to. There is so much that is involved for the things we use each day without even thinking about the origin of them…”where things come from” and “how they are made.” What is the ultimate “cost” of our works, hobbies and crafts to the environment? Are our shared activities “sustainable?” I guess I needed a reminder. It’s all very complicated and “Messy.”
6 Feb 2018 – final phase of the painting and it’s messy and unpolished just like me…the title of this painting is “Jackie.”
Hello to you. How are you doing? I’m waking up with some coffee that I am grateful for. I am grateful to the workers and the earth that makes coffee a reality. I am wearing my gold ruby heart necklace from my parents this morning and am grateful to those who make “gold happen.” I was worried about the people in this story out of South Africa. No one should have to die for vanity items, computers, trinkets, coins and bars:
UPDATE 2-Workers trapped underground in South Africa gold mine rescued
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 2 (Reuters) – All the miners who were trapped underground for more than 24 hours after a storm knocked out powerlines supplying electricity to the Beatrix gold mine in South Africa have been rescued, operator Sibanye-Stillwater said on Friday.
In a painstaking rescue mission, the exhausted miners were hoisted up one by one after temporary power pylons were installed. None sustained major injuries.
Although the company had said the more than 1,000 mineworkers stuck underground were never in danger, the incident highlights safety concerns in an industry that is home to the world’s deepest mines, with workers at some sites operating at depths of up to 4 km.
“Everyone is fine, there were minor injuries and a bit of dehydration but that’s all,” company spokesman James Wellsted said.
Some workers were rescued on Thursday after emergency power supply from backup generators, but damage to the winder control systems and generators at one of the Beatrix shafts caused by a power surge forced 955 employees to remain underground.
They were hoisted to surface on Friday after temporary power line pylons were installed by Sibanye-Stillwater and Eskom, the country’s power utility.
The effort to get the mineworkers to the surface was slow, as they were coming up one at a time, union officials said.
“We can also confirm that all workers did not sustain any injuries … they are just exhausted,” spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.
“The NUM is extremely worried about health and safety measures in all mining companies in South Africa.”
The parliamentary committee on mineral resources asked the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to explain why its safety inspectors failed to detect that the Beatrix mine did not have a reliable backup power system.
Officials at the DMR were not available to comment.
By November, the 2017 death toll of 76 in South Africas mines had already surpassed the 2016 figure of 73, ending nine straight years of falling fatalities and raising red flags for the industry.
The trend reversal is likely to reignite investor concern over mine safety and could prompt regulators to step up shaft inspections, which often result in costly production stoppages. (Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Alison Williams)
Imagine if you were a super-villain who had taken control of all the world’s gold, and had decided to melt it down to make a cube. How long would the sides be? Hundreds of metres, thousands even?
Actually, it’s unlikely to be anything like that size.
Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest investors, says the total amount of gold in the world – the gold above ground, that is – could fit into a cube with sides of just 20m (67ft).
But is that all there is? And if so, how do we know?
A figure that is widely used by investors comes from Thomson Reuters GFMS, which produces an annual gold survey.
Their latest figure for all the gold in the world is 171,300 tonnes – which is almost exactly the same as the amount in our super-villain’s imaginary cube.
A cube made of 171,300 tonnes would be about 20.7m (68ft) on each side. Or to put it another way, it would reach to 9.8m above ground level if exactly covering Wimbledon Centre Court.
But not everyone agrees with the GFMS figures.
Estimates range from 155,244 tonnes, marginally less than the GFMS figure, to about 16 times that amount – 2.5 million tonnes.
That bigger figure would make a cube of sides 50m (166ft) long, or a column of gold towering 143m above Wimbledon centre court.
So why are the figures so different?
Part of the reason is that gold has been mined for a very long time – more than 6,000 years, according to gold historian Timothy Green.
The first gold coins were minted in about 550 BC under King Croesus of Lydia – a province in modern-day Turkey – and quickly became accepted payment for merchants and mercenary soldiers around the Mediterranean.
Up until 1492, the year Columbus sailed to America, GFMS estimates that 12,780 tonnes had been extracted.
But one investor who looked at the research done in this area, James Turk, the founder of Gold Money, discovered what he regarded as a series of over-estimates.
He believes that the primitive mining techniques used up to the Middle Ages mean that this figure is much too high, and that a more realistic total is just 297 tonnes.
His figure for the overall amount of gold in the world is 155,244 tonnes – 16,056 tonnes, or 10% less, than the assessment by Thompson Reuters GFMS. A relatively small disparity, perhaps, but one that at today’s prices comes to more than $950bn.
His conclusions are accepted by some investors but such is the feeling between rival analysts that one competitor described Turk’s figures as an alternative to the GFMS’s “in the same way that Jedi is an alternative to Christianity”.
But there are others who think both sets of figures are too low.
“In Tutankhamen’s tomb alone they found that his coffin was made from 1.5 tonnes of gold, so imagine the gold that was found in the other tombs that were ransacked before records were taken of them,” says Jan Skoyles of gold investment firm The Real Asset Company.
While James Turk makes only minor adjustments to the GFMS figure for the amount of gold mined after 1492, Skoyles points out that even today China is “not particularly open” about how much gold it is mining.
And in some countries, such as Colombia, “there’s a lot of illegal mining going on”, she says.
She doesn’t have an exact figure to offer, but one organisation that has tried to do some maths is the Gold Standard Institute.
Its experts believe that if we emptied our bank vaults and jewellery boxes, we’d find no less than 2.5 million tonnes of gold – though they admit that the evidence is somewhat sparse and the figure is a bit speculative.
So who’s right?
Well, we don’t know.
In the end, all these numbers are made up of estimates added to estimates added to yet more estimates. Maybe they’re all way off.
The good news is that we are not likely to run out of gold any time soon. The US Geological Survey estimates there are 52,000 tonnes of minable gold still in the ground and more is likely to be discovered.
The bad news is that the way we use gold is starting to change.
Up to now it has never gone away. It has always been recycled.
“All the gold that has been mined throughout history is still in existence in the above-ground stock. That means that if you have a gold watch, some of the gold in that watch could have been mined by the Romans 2,000 years ago,” says James Turk.
The way gold is being used in the technology industry, however, is different.
The British Geological Survey states that about 12% of current world gold production finds its way to this sector, where it is often used in such small quantities, in each individual product, that it may no longer be economical to recycle it.
In short, gold may be being “consumed” for the first time.
So I had some interesting dreams. I woke up this morning thinking I had forgotten and then I was reminded. There were four dream segments.
The first segment was about being in two places at once. I know that doesn’t make sense but I was in the dream but I was aware I wasn’t there. I can remember singing in the dream in a foreign language. I was walking with a man near water in the dark and we were in Germany. I can remember my singing in the dream but trying to hear myself singing in “this world”. It’s like when you scream in a dream but it comes out silent in the “waking world.” It was like that only singing instead (I’ve done the screaming in a dream part..scary!) One word I remember from the song was “Zapore.”
The next segment was of being in a bath house like in Baden, Baden Germany. I actually visited Baden, Baden when I was stationed in Germany. There was a young woman and and old man and me. We were all naked. The attitude was we were all just sharing a bath, nothing sexual. (The Europeans are very different about nudity and shame than Americans. It was refreshing to experience a healthier attitude about the body while I was there.)
Then there was a segment about choosing between two men. There was the angry man in the pickup who I was in relationship with, or Darren Criss (Blaine from Glee – guess my dream factory decided to cast him). I can remember giving Darren my phone number and we were going to get together.
The last part was about walking through a tunnel of dark trees with low hanging branches like Willow trees branches. The trees had eyes and so did the shadows.
All of these dreams needed keys from my conscious world – memories and experiences to unlock them. Not sure why my dream factory came up with these particular dreams. I don’t question the dreams, I just try to remember and record them.
The dream about walking with a man around the water makes me think of King Ludvig II:
On 13 June at 6pm, Ludwig II asked to go for a walk around the lake. He set off along with one of the psychiatrists who had declared him insane, Dr Bernard Van Gudden. The men never returned, and were eventually found dead. Ludwig’s death was officially declared to be suicide by drowning, yet there are inconsistencies in the story. The autopsy said that there was no water in Ludwig’s lungs making drowning as a cause of death seem unlikely. There was also evidence that Dr Van Gudden had been strangled and hit on the head. Notes found on the death bed of a local fisherman who died in 1933 claimed that Ludwig had been shot. The fisherman, Jacob Lidl said he had witnessed this while hiding behind a bush waiting to help Ludwig II escape, and that he had been forced to sign a statement swearing he would never tell this to anyone
I often eavesdrop to random voices roaming in the air. Some leave bruises on my eyelids due to the frequent wiping of tears. They have a saddening picture. Others stimulate endless smiles. Some would like to remain unidentified. All in all, I love to narrate stories of the sad, happy and mysterious voices.